- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Former Interior Sec. Ken Salazar will visit New Mexico to campaign for Hillary Clinton in an effort to win over Hispanic voters.

The Clinton campaign announced on Thursday that Salazar will launch the “Hispanics for Hillary” initiative, starting in Bernalillo at Abuelita’s New Mexican Kitchen.

The former Colorado senator will swing through the state on Saturday, with additional stops in Santa Fe, Espanola and Taos. On the way, he will be accompanied by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico.

New Mexico holds primary elections on June 7. Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding rallies across the state on Friday and Saturday. Salazar served as interior secretary from 2009 through 2013.

New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics of any state in the nation.

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